Oregon Herald

Oregon Herald is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mark Sells
Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Cyrus (2010) Mark Sells A humorous experiment in social discomfort. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2010
2/5 The Runaways (2010) Mark Sells 'The Runaways' lacks an anarchistic punch - an authenticity and angst so distinctive of the band's rock n' roll revolution. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2010
3/5 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Mark Sells A visually stimulating, but slightly inconsequential "how to" tale. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2010
2.5/5 The Blind Side (2009) Mark Sells A sports drama that's more about the melodrama and less about the sport. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2010
1.5/5 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Mark Sells Superficial soup for the teenage soul. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2010
3/5 Angels & Demons (2009) Mark Sells For all the hype and hurrah, Angels & Demons is a tame thriller, requiring several leaps of faith." EDIT
Posted May 21, 2009
4/5 Star Trek (2009) Mark Sells Mixing warp speed action with tongue in cheek humor, this Trek beams brighter than a supernova. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2009
5/5 The Wrestler (2008) Mark Sells Fluctuating eloquently between hope and sorrow, tenderness and isolation, 'The Wrestler' packs an emotional punch - a deeply personal story of one man's search for truth, love, and life outside of the ring. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2009
2/5 Rachel Getting Married (2008) Mark Sells Wandering aimlessly, it immerses the viewer in a never-ending series of song and dance, wedding toasts, and family feuds. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2009
4/5 Valkyrie (2008) Mark Sells Although the casting of Cruise takes some getting used to, the film makes ample use of a strong supporting cast and a tightly knit story to maintain suspense. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2009
4.5/5 Doubt (2008) Mark Sells Mercilessly, it immerses its characters in the depths of certainty and the consequences of blind faith. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2009
4.5/5 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Mark Sells From simple, childhood glee to teenage trouble and heartache, it's the kind of universal story that will leave you breathless. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2009
4/5 Bolt (2008) Mark Sells A formula that has worked ever since Lassie came home in 1943. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2008
4/5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Mark Sells A constant, highly engaging entry in the Harry Potter saga. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2007
3.5/5 Transformers (2007) Mark Sells A mad rush of blood to the adolescent head. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2007
3.5/5 Knocked Up (2007) Mark Sells A highly scathing jolt of relationship reality. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2007
3/5 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Mark Sells Bland, bloated, and at times, bewildering, this third serving is merely yo-ho-hum. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2007
2.5/5 Shrek the Third (2007) Mark Sells Maturing all too quickly into adulthood, Shrek the Third, is over burdened with responsibility and a yearning for simpler, carefree times. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2007
3.5/5 Spider-Man 3 (2007) Mark Sells Falls prey to Hollywood sequel subterfuge - namely, that bigger is always better. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2007
3/5 Blades of Glory (2007) Mark Sells An elongated comedy sketch, without any depth or development. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2007
4/5 TMNT (2007) Mark Sells Never strays too far from its inner turtle. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2007
3.5/5 300 (2006) Mark Sells A film whose primary purpose is to entertain the male ego. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2007
2.5/5 The Number 23 (2007) Mark Sells A cop out of chaotic inconsequence. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2007
2/5 Miami Vice (2006) Mark Sells Hits on notes lower than the Smuggler's Blues. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2006
2.5/5 Superman Returns (2006) Mark Sells Quite capable of leaping tall buildings in a single bound, [but] does so without much care or conviction. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2006
3/5 Over the Hedge (2006) Mark Sells Can't seem to rise above to see the hedge for the trees. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2006
2.5/5 Mission: Impossible III (2006) Mark Sells Runs too fast, overloaded with pointless action to the brink of exhaustion. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2006
5/5 Akeelah and the Bee (2006) Mark Sells Joyfully uplifting, 'Akeelah and the Bee' is quietly, one of the year's finest. EDIT
Posted May 19, 2006
2.5/5 American Dreamz (2006) Mark Sells A sociopolitical satire with a lot of bark, but not enough bite. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2006
2/5 Threat (2005) Mark Sells Even when violence erupts, there is no explanation, no logic, and no reckoning. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2006
2/5 Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) Mark Sells Finds itself on thin ice, unable to support a 10-ton mammoth, let alone a 9-ton possum. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2006
4/5 V for Vendetta (2006) Mark Sells Deliberately blurs the line between heroism and terrorism. EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2006
4.5/5 Syriana (2005) Mark Sells Adept at delivering macro and micro perspectives without moralism or conviction. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2006
4/5 Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) Mark Sells Methodically and purposefully demonstrates the importance of impartial journalism. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2006
3/5 King Kong (2005) Mark Sells It was an overabundance of enthusiasm that killed the story. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2006
4.5/5 Brokeback Mountain (2005) Mark Sells Lee strips away all the pizzazz for something that is much more pure - a rough and tough emotional journey. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2006
5/5 Walk the Line (2005) Mark Sells A stirring, straightforward musical masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Jan 2, 2006
3.5/5 Zathura (2005) Mark Sells Boldly goes where no board game has gone before. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2005
4/5 Shopgirl (2005) Mark Sells Walks a fine line between pensive and frail as it attempts to comprehend expectations from love. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2005
3/5 The Weather Man (2005) Mark Sells An engrossing character study of the oppressive kind. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2005
4/5 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) Mark Sells Delightfully ghoulish! EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2005
3.5/5 A History of Violence (2005) Mark Sells Never does it deviate from Cronenberg's primal instincts. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2005
4/5 Hustle & Flow (2005) Mark Sells There is not a lot of bling bling in this surprisingly engaging and inspired effort. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2005
4/5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Mark Sells It's just like being a kid again...in one gigantic candy store. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2005
4/5 One Crazy Summer (1986) Mark Sells Quirky, fun comedy with John Cusack - classic 80's summer fare EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2005
1.5/5 Bewitched (2005) Mark Sells Lacks cohesion and chemistry, essential ingredients to the original's success. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2005
4/5 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) Mark Sells For all its good intentions, this Sisterhood is divine. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2005
4.5/5 Batman Begins (2005) Mark Sells Riveting and refreshingly somber, this is the amazing story of the man behind the mask. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2005
4.5/5 Cinderella Man (2005) Mark Sells A humbling and stirring account of an upstanding American hero. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2005
4/5 Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (2005) Mark Sells To Star Wars fans everywhere, a celebration of galactic proportions. EDIT
Posted Jun 1, 2005